Irmo native Dustin Johnson makes fifth appearance at the Masters

Dustin Johnson
Dustin Johnson

AUGUSTA, GA (WIS) - Irmo native and Dutch Fork High School graduate Dustin Johnson is back in the Masters field this year.

This will be his fifth appearance at Augusta National but this one is very different from all the rest.

When Johnson strolls down the fairways this week, his little brother will be there step for step.

Austin Johnson has carried the bag for his brother all season but this week is extra special.

"Absolutely, I think so," Austin said. "I mean when we won in Shanghai, it was probably the best day of my life. You know just watching him and the joy it brought to him and hopefully this week we get to share another special moment together."

Dustin started the season by winning the World Golf Championship in Shanghai.

It was one of the biggest wins in his career.

"We've done a pretty good job together," Dustin said. "This is his first Masters; I know he's really excited. He's been on the bags since Shanghai."

Dustin decided to hire his brother full time after the win.

"We get along so well, so he's just starting out," Dustin said. "He's not giving me any advice really."

Austin said he sometimes reminds his brother to breathe.

"He gets a little excited and quick sometimes so I tell him to take a couple of deep breaths," Austin said.

This Johnson and Johnson pairing looks like a perfect combination.

Dustin has played 7 tournaments with Austin as his caddy, who is a recent College of Charleston graduate.

Dustin has five top 10 finishes, a victory and has earned $3.3 million.

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